Tom Waits - All The World Is Green Lyrics

I fell into the ocean
When you became my wife
I risked it all against the sea
To have a better life

Marie you're the wild blue sky
And men do foolish things
You turn kings into beggars
And beggars into kings

Pretend that you owe me nothing
And all the world is green
We can bring back the old days again
And all the world is green

The face forgives the mirror
The worm forgives the plow
The questions begs the answer
Can you forgive me somehow?

Maybe when our story's over
We'll go where it's always spring
The band is playing our song again
And all the world is green

Pretend that you owe me nothing
And all the world is green
We can bring back the old days again
And all the world is green

The moon is yellow silver
Oh, the things that summer brings
It's a love you'd kill for
And all the world is green

He is balancing a diamond
On a blade of grass
The dew will settle on our graves
When all the world is green

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  1. Retired Dave

    and...the newsboy a lunatic with stains on his pants...…...more fantasticness from our old friend, Tom...….from Marblehead ohio


    Tom Waits - Kiss Me..

  3. Javier Osorio

    What sounds are those of the first fifteen seconds of the song?

  4. ana ines artuc

    🎼te amo 💖 Tom

  5. Zeynep Asude

    I'll forgive u if you sing to me this song

  6. zizographie

    I love this song. I love it with love.

  7. CRK HD

    Nil begenmedi

  8. Gena Gudimenko

    Особенно... фагот...

  9. Gena Gudimenko


  10. Theresia Maria Weber

    again and again
    marie you are
    deep blue sky
    we can bring back

  11. Weber Theresia Maria

    All the world is green.
    Maybe now our story is over.
    Marie you're the wild we can bring back.
    We'll go where there is always spring.
    Can you forgive me somehow?
    Maybe now our story is over.
    Can we bring back old days?
    He fell into the ocean when.
    She became…...

  12. Chrissein63

    The more I listen to this album, the more this feels like a sum-up of his whole career: Some songs sounding like the early waits, some sound scapes from rain dog days, some all new and different. So much creativity!

    And now: It Is Time for Another One, Tom!

  13. mustafa alassady

    Amazing voice!

  14. AbiNormal

    To dance to this one day.

  15. Dead By Whiskey

    tom wait loves singing about the moon. part wolf

  16. Zeljko Bedenikovic

    Tom Tom Tom 💞💞💞💔💞

  17. Asbestos Fish

    Oh shit this is actually really nice.

  18. Daniel gronchostyle

    tremendo!! un capo, me encanta

  19. Okami Cookie

    "You turn kings into beggars
    And beggars into kings" <3

  20. Napalm

    Evliya reis selam

  21. Perron Sonia sonia

    ❤️De France

  22. Dream Catcher

    When you smiled me, all the world is green
    Despite of all the war and scream
    This is not a script in history
    But a fact for all the century

  23. Sebastian Dracu

    "You turn kings into beggars, beggars into kings" - among the best lyrics ever written

  24. H-Djo

    Sing this and think about all them forests burning

  25. Hjärnan Masken

    This dark circus music is good.

  26. Matt Weth

    This ad is so white it hurts and I want to die.

  27. Adelaide Dupont

    Why am I still thinking of #thedivingbellandthebutterfly while listening to #alltheworldisgreen ? #tomwaits

  28. Bobby Peru

    Одну секундочку, стоп, где здесь кнопка паузы
    Судья тайм-аут пожалуйста
    Есть вопросы

  29. Todo el mundo sabe lo cartel que sos


  30. BRI DIED

    And all the world is green

  31. SK8 nasty

    Me quedare solo

  32. DirkjeA

    And men do foolish things
    You turn kings into beggars
    And beggars into kings

    I wonder why I am tearing up just at these words....

  33. The Borealist

    "The questions begs the answer" Thanks Tom.

  34. canonegro666

    Just wanna WALTZ!

  35. Nerida Walker

    Fly away Tom. Wait for me at home lad. Alice and all the world is green fishy NoW

  36. Melinda Forster

    Lets hope the ladybug is meant to be as ironic as a teletubbie

  37. Krasoudis

    You turn kings into burgers and burgers into kings.

  38. Brankica N

    Веома лијепо, веома емотивно...

  39. 💫✨💮✨💫

  40. The Real Hans Lundstedt


  41. Galina Sukhoveeva

    You lied to us. No lyrics here. What's happening tothe world????/


    They are in the description.

  42. Marcos Gomes

    Mr. Tom,you have a big black Man hiding and singing,you think you can fool me!! like Milli Vanilli hahahahaha

  43. tahitoa

    love it!!!

  44. Dj SeLekTa33

    I am playing clarinet, and this is one of the most beautiful songs❤️❤️❤️

  45. Karmen Jazbec


  46. Franklin Abreu

    Great Tom.

  47. Karmen Jazbec

    hello tom you are innocent wwwwwwhaen you dddream

  48. Gr8tastes Forya

    “ You turn Kings Into beggars, beggars into Kings”

  49. S.Furkan Kahraman


  50. coolchef64

    I heard this for first time today in the movie Divers Bell and the Butterfly. Loved it ! Song went well with scene.

  51. LizaLavolta

    I still think this is still one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

  52. Chris Andronicou

    Lot's a different interpretations of what this song is about. Strange really since Tom Waits has said many times that it's about a cheating husband who realises how much he loves his wife after the fact. There have been questions over the years about whether this is autobiographical or not

  53. Miss Pinkopay

    I've never been happier to be named Marie! <3

  54. жан кис


    Konstantins Jaunzems

    это как искать англикосов под песнями Шевчука. Русским сложно понять и стиль и голос и лирику

  55. Mama Ivanin Kanal

    Beautiful,beautiful...So good!

  56. M.F. RA

  57. Will Ritter

    I'd be honored if some Tom Waits fans would check out my acoustic keyboard & vocal cover interpretation of THE HEART OF SATURDAY NIGHT on my channel in tribute to the boss. Live acoustic with no digital editing. Thanks and peace.

  58. Aaron Hollingsworth

    If you listen to the lyrics, Tom is obviously singing about marrying a deep one, bringing about the coming of Dagon and Cthulhu, and covering the world in green slimes and molds.

    devilina V

    Aaron Hollingsworth
    Why is this making me laugh so hard?😂

    Kevin Arnold

    @devilina V Why is making want to punch AH in the dick?

  59. Skullkan6

    God this is so apocalyptic.

  60. Couttet Thierry

    Why is this song so good????

  61. Santiago Hincapié

    Damn You turned me A beggar into a king... Then from a king into a beggar.
    Cheers love.

  62. 59vlada

    green and wet behind its ears still falling apart all along yet feeling great the strange fruit life

  63. Bentstraightjackit

    In to. Beggars

  64. misha mikhaylov

    Авторская песня Валентина Кутузова (Спасибо за Крест)



  66. phil harrison

    "Pretend that you owe me nothing,and all the world is green"...

  67. Shawn Bruce

    Tom is a God. He Is The Writing.. He Writes What People want to say and Think..They Won't. Tom Will..He Has Nothing to Lose..We on the other hand Have Our Lives to Lose if We Don't Live...

  68. ito manzi-


  69. Dan OfDunolly

    Misheard Lyrics:

    "Facebook is the Mirror, the worm forgives the plow"
    ... Yeap ...

  70. the thinker

    better than passengers streets of london song

  71. die Lücke

    dokunuyor insana

  72. Andy Ellsworth

    For once, I love how youtube sent me from Dead And Lovely, to Green Grass, to this... These are the exact songs I needed to hear.

  73. Maria Mariani

    I love this song


    Aguante MENTE SABIA CRUUUUUU y el tio tom waitsssss

  75. J M

    I forgot that this was the greatest song.

  76. leylek abi

    mahmut yeşil öpsün seni

  77. Francis Nadeau

    Lyrics need autocorrect... but it's in the spirit. +1

  78. jennifer nerd

    So beautiful

  79. jennifer nerd

    So beautiful

  80. Anna O'Reardon

    This song is perfect

  81. oma Trionfetti

    how did i waste my life with a monster...all the world is green ...the answer is simple it the only thing you know abuse is better then nothing

  82. Matteo Bressan


  83. Mr Pupp

    the musician is above a certain level when it wrtes his own lyrics with great poetry and philosophy. when he sings with his soul. and keeps his productivity. doesnt care money and fame. then you now he is a true artist. a musician for art itself. when he is compared with. other "modern musicians" they are not even close to his shit singin

  84. Heather Percival

    more songs like this please???????

  85. rasta man

    Tom Waits Amazing Art!

  86. Cherelle Mason

    my heart...

  87. Moon A


  88. Ната К

    Обожаю этот голос!

  89. The Great Muchacho

    "You turn kings into burgers, and burgers into kings."



    im a mcdonalds man myself


    The Great Muchacho lol...long live the king 👑

    Mark H


  90. uarhodesian

    good klezmer!

    жан кис

    Взад тебе КЛЕЗМЕР

  91. Egemen Çiftçi

    Legalize the green!

  92. Casey Lewis

    Dang. "Pretend you owe me nothing...". That line always gets me.

  93. Armattan Quads

    If the song was actually called "The World is Green with Lyrics" it would be a better name for the song.

  94. Nicko acevedo


  95. fammentra

    boring af

    Richard T

    Yes you are.

  96. BPM

    the friends play our song again, but all the world is green.